notifies consumers of second malware breach in three months

For the second time in three months, Backcountry Gear is notifying online customers that malware may have compromised their payment card information.

According to a letter from Michael Monson, Co-Founder and owner of, malware caused payment card information to be stolen between October 11 and October 17, when they discovered the problem.  Customers’ names, email, billing and mailing addresses, order information, credit or debit card number, expiration date, and security code were stolen. did not offer affected customers any free services.

This is the second malware breach has experienced this year; the first one was disclosed in July.

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